Saturday Salmon..

Long story short I caught feck all and had my picture taken holding a spinning rod – is this what I have been reduced to?

Paul Reid - not floundering - honest!

I jest – I jest – it was a nice being on the river when ordinarily I would be waiting some 150 days (give or take) before I get another chance to fish – the trout season slipped by largely unnoticed a few days ago – that was a bit sneaky I thought today as I realised I could not actually go trout fishing instead of might not – that make sense? I will tell you what else is sneaky – Autumn! One minute we have full lovely trees looking all green and the sun is warm on your face and next day the leaves are all brown and their is a distinct feeling of cold creeping in.

Even the Giant Hogweed is dying fast...

So where does that leave us…and by us I mean me as at this precise moment I am wondering what my options are – Pike I suppose and I have promised some pals I would drag on my thermal underwear and brave a few Grayling trips.

On the non fishing front it is now time to properly get the old JVice out and start tying flees for the next season – it crept up on me this year and I do not want to let it happen again.  I have some lovely Fly Rite dubbing that will cover every shade of upwing and I am gagging to properly fill up my fly box.

The Botanics..

I have a sneaky feeling that winter walks are about to fill up my weekends – plenty of walks through the Botanics will be in order – boy in tow.

Close season fun also involves the annual madfest that is the River Kelvin Angling Association EGM and AGM. The EGM will have a set agenda to discuss changes to the constitution and a few other bits n’ bobs while the AGM is usually in the New Year to set out further plans for the future.

What fun – tally-ho !


  1. darren whyte · October 10, 2010

    can any member go to agm and egm was hoping to go as never been to 1.

  2. Alistair · October 10, 2010

    Yes Darren – any member can attend the agm and egm as long as they bring their membership card.

  3. darren whyte · October 10, 2010

    well i think ill be attending the next agm and egm then.

  4. Alistair · October 10, 2010

    Good man!

  5. JimL · October 10, 2010

    There’s still a few empty seats at the tying club Alistair… not many though, it was pretty busy last week. We going to see you this year?

  6. Alistair · October 10, 2010

    You betcha Jim ! Are you attending regulary now ?

  7. JimL · October 10, 2010

    Yeah… Since I started going last year I’ve only missed a couple of weeks. Good club with good folks.

  8. Squigster · October 10, 2010

    Occasionally JimD and I let JimL tie a fly, usually it a case of “Jim can you show me” repeated ad infinitum for the whole night!!!

  9. Alistair · October 10, 2010

    There are a few flies I would like to get him to show me as well ….

  10. Squigster · October 10, 2010

    Salmon flee demonstration this Thursday…

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